October 2015

Escape to a Castle by the Sea

Alexander’s Castle’s three-story, rampart-edged brick tower strikes an impressive pose against a sapphire sky. Built in 1882, it is the oldest structure at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, and from the view in its lofty tower, Admiralty Inlet gleams in the sunshine. This unique [...]

October 17, 2015

October Mission: Beer – Part 3

Alpenfire Cidery, Port Townsend After two weeks of beer, I decided to spice things up a bit, and visit Washington’s first certified organic cidery (not to mention second in the nation). Cider comes with a bit of history- prior to Prohibition, hard cider was the #1 alcoholic [...]

October 15, 2015

Women’s Hockey in Washington State

I’m still unsure which pads went on first, but once I was in full ice hockey gear, I felt like a gladiator ready for battle. As a youngster growing up in New York state, I had no jock tendencies, preferring books to pucks. Thus, the only pads I was familiar with were the [...]

October 9, 2015

October Mission: Beer – Part Deux

Icicle Brewing; Leavenworth Located on Front St. in the heart of downtown Leavenworth, Icicle Brewing is a must see (and taste!) when visiting Washington’s own little Bavarian village. It’s a fantastic destination for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a full-fledged [...]

October 8, 2015

Hike to Ice Caves and Historic Railroad Tracks

Many believe the Mountain Loop Highway in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is the undiscovered gem of the Cascades. There are majestic mountains, gushing waterfalls, cyan colored rivers, pristine lakes and over 1,500 miles of hiking trails. On the Verlot side trails range [...]

October 6, 2015


  ----------------------------------------- OH! Brother, Sister, Veteran of such Holy/Hellish Wars! Stand down I say Stand down... Forgiveness breaks spider-strong webs of pain... it cracks open the black-iron egg of Self...with Light! would that I could Be in This Moment [...]

October 2, 2015

October Mission: Beer

Grab your cab fare or designated driver, comfiest drinking shoes (no time for heels on this pub crawl), poncho & Wi-Fi, and join me on what’s bound to be (almost 97% irrefutably) the best beer tour ever. In honor of the great German festival of Oktoberfest, we’re [...]

October 1, 2015